Review: could Bactrim cause Pancreatitis?


Pancreatitis is found among people who take Bactrim, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Kaletra, and have Hiv infection . We study 22,681 people who have side effects while taking Bactrim from FDA and social media. Among them, 240 have Pancreatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatitis and more.

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Bactrim has active ingredients of sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Bactrim 30,227 users)


Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, abdominal pain upper (latest reports from 26,807 Pancreatitis patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

22,681 people reported to have side effects when taking Bactrim.
Among them, 240 people (1.06%) have Pancreatitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bactrim cause Pancreatitis?

Time on Bactrim when people have Pancreatitis *:

  • < 1 month: 73.91 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.74 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Bactrim *:

  • female: 39.5 %
  • male: 60.5 %

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Bactrim *:

  • 0-1: 0.91 %
  • 2-9: 11.87 %
  • 10-19: 10.96 %
  • 20-29: 9.13 %
  • 30-39: 14.61 %
  • 40-49: 21.0 %
  • 50-59: 11.42 %
  • 60+: 20.09 %

Severity if Pancreatitis when taking Bactrim **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Pancreatitis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hiv Infection (74 people)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (26 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (15 people)
  • Prophylaxis (13 people)
  • Hypertension (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Kaletra (43 people)
  • Zofran (35 people)
  • Dexamethasone (33 people)
  • Nexium (29 people)
  • Fluconazole (29 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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